Carnegie Mellon University

About Dietrich College

Situated at the intersection of humanity and technology, our shared passion for improving the human condition is woven throughout our education and research.

The Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences embodies one of the most varied groups of students, faculty, staff and alumni in the Carnegie Mellon University community, all united by a common goal: confronting and solving society’s most complex problems. We learn through experience, and we work without silos or walls. Our students and faculty work across traditional boundaries, collaborating with other disciplines to pursue the thrill of discovery. Dietrich College is a place to explore different points of view. And a place to do work that matters.

Our Community

1400+ Undergraduate Students

300+ Graduate Students

275+ Faculty

Full-time & Part-time

200+ Staff

Full-time, Part-time/instructional, Non-instructional

Class of 2020 First-Destination Outcomes

Dietrich College alumni find post-graduation opportunities quickly and enjoy long-term career success – often on an unconventional trajectory.

  • Among the 90% of the Dietrich College class of 2020 reporting, 93% found employment, entered graduate school or pursued other interests, like volunteering or military service. 
  • Visit the Career and Professional Development Center for more data gathered from graduates including hiring companies, graduate and professional schools, starting salaries and geographic locations – as well as internship outcomes.

Awards and Honors

Dietrich College faculty, students and alumni are among the best in their fields and have earned personal and professional recognition from national and international organizations. Current award winners include:

Members of Prestigious Professional Academies and Associations

  • 9 Association for the Advancement of Sciences
  • 9 American Academy of Arts and Sciences
  • 5 National Academy of Sciences
  • 2 National Academy of Medicine
  • 1 National Academy of Engineering

Student Awards

  • 38 Fulbright Scholarships
  • 1 Gates Cambridge Scholarship
  • 2 Marshall Scholarships
  • 1 Rhodes Scholarship
  • 4 Truman Scholarships
  • 1 Udall Scholarship

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Recent News and Awards